Mukutmanipur (West Bengal), Apr 8 UNI | 4 months ago

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was today felicitated by an adivasi organisatio here for the vast amount of development initiatives taken by the Government for the tribal community.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms Banerjee highlighted her commitment towards uplift of backward classes and developmental work done by the government in Bankura district.

She said, "We are doing a lot of work for the Bankura district. This is one of best districts in the state. There has been a wave of development. I have fulfilled most of my promises, including the setting up of a university in Jhilimili area. From setting up of multi-super specialty hospitals to ITIs, polytechnic colleges to Kisan Bazars - a lot of work is going on. People can get free medicines from rural health centres. We are giving rice at Rs 2 per kilo to 3.2 crore people of the State."

In this function Ms Banerjee introduced Trinamool candidate for Bankura Lok Sabha constituency, Moonmoon Sen, and said, "Ms Sen is a globally renowned actor. Her mother was Bengal's pride. Purulia's Chhau dance got first prize at Delhi's Republic Day parade. We are proud of our folk art and we honoured them with Mahasangeet Samman."

(Posted on 09-04-2014)